|THE LARGEST SELECTION OF PONTOON BOATS IN OHIO||
Apex Marine is the world’s foremost manufacturer of compact, small and mini pontoon boats. Thier Qwest & Gillgetter lines are highly regarded as the most desirable “Little” pontoons on the market. They offer the widest selection of layouts, models and options available in small pontoon boats. Thier boats are certified by the NMMA and represent nearly 18 years of quality and innovation. They are ideal for use on smaller lakes, electric only lakes, restricted lakes, or ponds. They are easy to trailer, easy to maneuver, and uniquely adapted to small outboards or for use as an electric pontoon. Thier pioneering designs offer unmatched luxury and value in a compact pontoon boat.
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OR MORE INFO While there are many reasons to consider a COMPACT or Mini pontoon boat, there are particular situations where they truly shine.
1. Electric Only Lakes:
Compact pontoon boats are ideally suited for lakes that only allow electric propulsion. Electric outboards are limited in horsepower and will perform better on the smaller size and weight of a compact pontoon.2. First Time Buyers & Small Family:
Compact pontoons are a safe and affordable way to get into boating. Easy to manage and maintain. They are perfectly sized for small groups or families.3. Lakes with Horsepower Restrictions:
Because of their smaller size and weight, compact pontoons perform better with less horsepower than larger boats.4. Easier to Handle:
It’s easy to become intimidated or aggravated with larger boats that can be hard to dock or put on a trailer, especially in windy conditions. A smaller pontoon is more nimble, lighter and easier to maneuver. In particular, this can be a benefit to inexperienced boaters.5. In Lieu of Aluminum V-Bottoms:
A compact pontoon boat can be just as versatile and affordable as an aluminum v-bottom boat but much more comfortable to be on. In addition, a pontoon’s flat deck allows you to get up and move around, has more room for coolers and gear, and sits higher making it easier to get in and out from a dock.6. Easy to Trailer Small in size:
A compact pontoon is the perfect take along boat. It’s narrow width and light weight makes them easy to trailer. Many models can be pulled with mini vans and small SUV’s. They also work perfectly for pulling with motor homes. Anyone who has ever trailered a full size pontoon boat will certainly appreciate this feature.7. Fits in Garage:
A compact pontoon boat can be stored where other larger pontoons cannot.
|Construction Features & Benefits|
|COMPACT/MINI PONTOONS form GILLGETTER|
Precisely Welded and Pressure Checked
Guarantees tubes are free from leaks. Tubes are precisely welded and sealed after checking with a plug that can also be used to drain the tube in case of condensation or damage.
A Protective Keel Runs the Full Length
Protective keel runs full length on tube bottom and leading edge of nose cone. It provides additional strength to the tube, protects against damage and aids in boat tracking.
Nose Cone with Splash Guard
Nose cone with integral splash guard eliminates the need for weld on fins that can bend or break. Robust design with leading edge keel.
.080", 5052 H32 Aluminum
Tubes are constructed with heavy gauge .080" aluminum protects against damage. Baffling at seams adds strength.
Pontoons Mounted Outside Deck Width
Pontoons outside deck width provide the maximum amount of stability and allows use of crank up style trailer on 7' wide models
|FRAME of GILLGETTER PONTOONS|
Dual Saddle Brackets
Each bracket is welded inside and out. Two brackets support each side of every cross channel with four contact points creating a well distributed and rigid attachment to each tube.
Brackets are Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Extruded style brackets made from 6063 T6 aircraft grade Aluminum are more uniform, harder and stronger than fabricated styles. They do not crease the material like formed brackets.
1/8" Cross Channels
1/8" Thick Extruded Cross Channels Made from 6063 T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum with Large Radius on Inside Corners. Channels are more uniform, harder and stronger than fabricated styles. Extra material on radius strengthens corners. NO formed angles that can weaken and stretch raw material. Cross channels are set on 24" centers (extra channels added to support motor mount).
Channels on 24" Centers with Extra Channels Added to Support Motor Mount
Durable and solid platform that minimizes deck twisting and provides a smooth ride.
Constructed Using 1/8" Thick Aluminum
Heavy duty design easily carries the load of today's larger 4-stroke outboards.
Four Stringers and (16) 3/8" Bolts
Most models have this supporting the motor mount, it provides maximum support and minimizes vibration.
|RAILS AND GATES|
Rails Shimmed Off Floor with Composite Spacers
This allows water to drain out at all locations and prevents mold build up along railings.
Full Length Gate Hinges
We utilize a heavy duty full length aluminum gate hinge with a stainless steel hinge pin that provides maximum support and reduces warping.
Rails incorporate neoprene foam liners to dampen vibration and prevent rattling.
Each Gate is Equipped with Pinch Protectors
Prevents potential damage caused by items being wedged between the gate and stationary wall section.
3/4" Multi-Ply Treated XL Plywood Panel Decking
XL Plywood panels carry a lifetime warranty against rot and insect infestation. 3/4" multiple layer plywood is the preferred panel for top pontoon builders. Plywood is unsurpassed in its ability to provide a rigid, stable platform while offering natural sound and vibration dampening for a smooth ride.
Deck Trim Has Cross Channel Backing in Front and Rear
Supports deck trim and prevents bending, particularly important when loading and unloading with a crank-up style trailer
Wiring harness is encased in a protective fire resistant plastic conduit. Wiring is run inside of tube brackets and secured with zip ties. Cross deck wiring is fastened at a minimum of every 18".
Protects from chafing, snagging and improves long term reliability.
33oz, SRT - Stain Resistant Top Coated Base Vinyls
Long lasting puncture resistant material treated to resist mold and mildew. Top coating makes vinyl stain resistant and easy to clean.
High Density Foam Designed to be Soft in the Back and Firm on the Cushion
Our seat bases are stronger and provide more room for storage and offer better ventilation - at the floor where needed most.
Fabricated Seat Bases
Our seat bases are stronger,provide more room for storage, and offer better ventilation - at the floor where needed most.
Vinyl Covered Seat Bases
Covered bases provide a finished look that is nicer than bare plastic.
Molded Fiberglass Helm Stands
Fiberglass is very strong and has lasting beauty and durability that will not fade, scratch and twist like rotomold plastic helms
COMPACT, SMALL AND MINI PONTOONS BOAT FROM GILLGETTER
COME SEE AT INDIAN LAKE, OHIO
Bud's Marine COMPACT/MINI/SMALL
PONTOON BOAT DEALER
St. Rt. 366 & Co. Rd. 38 Russells Point, OH 43348
Phone: 800-FUN-BUDS 937-686-5555 937-843-2837